Donald Trump has begun his second day of a visit to Paris, France tweeting about Obama care. The commander in chief, who is in the French capital for their Bastille Day celebration, said Vice President Mike Pence was ´working hard´ on ´HealthCare´ before describing Republican senators as ´wonderful´. Trump then suggested the senators were going to ´do what is right for the people´. Earlier he claimed those same senators ´must´ support his plan ´after all these years of suffering "thru" [sic] ObamaCare´. Trump said he would be sitting at his desk ´pen in hand´ to sign the replacement for the Affordable Health
I think we need a new slogan for 2018: DUMP THE DINOSAURS! That would be any congressperson/senator over the age of 75. I´m sorry, not to be bias against age but against roots that go so deep in Washington they don´t even know they represent real people anymore.
The bumperstickers could be state specific--post the picture of your state´s dinosaurs on each one. I´ve had it with the McCains, Feinstein (my personal dinosaur--although word has it she´s retiring to the pasture for old dinosaurs), Pelosi (she´s got to be close)...You know your dinosaur. It could just be anyone who doesn´t understand the 18th century, Constitutional basis for government. These people only understand power and greed.
So sad when a representative government doesn´t understand what "representative" means.
Obamacare is, in the words of our illustrious President Trump, a disaster. The only reason these fools are preserving it is because they own stock in it--even the Republicans, they don´t have to live under it either!
President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio who was convicted of federal contempt earlier this year. Trump signed the pardon for the 85-year-old Arpaio on Friday night citing his long history of public service. Earlier in the week, critics of the retired sheriff said a pardon would remove the last chance at holding Arpaio legally accountable for a long history of misconduct during his 24 years as metro Phoenix´s top law enforcer. They cited a racial profiling verdict against the sheriff´s office, allegations that Arpaio retaliated against his political foes and other alleged misconduct.
President Donald Trump says he is keeping eye on Hurricane Harvey from the official presidential retreat at Camp David. Trump said in a tweet early this evening that he ´just arrived at Camp David, where I am monitoring the path and doings of Hurricane Harvey (as it strengthens to a Class 3). 125 MPH winds!´ The president and first lady departed this afternoon for the country retreat near Thurmont, Maryland, a location that a White House official stressed is just 45 minutes away from Washington. ´It is just as well-resourced as the White House, so he’ll have access to anybody, all the communications
Buckingham Palace is tonight on lockdown after police arrested a man who allegedly attacked two officers while armed with a sword in front of frightened tourists. Police stopped the man at 8.35pm and discovered he was carrying a knife and two officers suffered ´minor injuries´ to their arms when they detained him. The man was later arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police. Officers remain outside the world famous building this evening. One witness described seeing the man wrestled from a car by police having apparently driven his vehicle towards them.
The president pushed the Senate to abandon the filibuster in order to shove through his agenda again on Friday morning in a tweet that took a swipe at the Republican leader of the upper chamber, with whom he´s been feuding. President Donald Trump said the Republican-run Senate should get rid of a motion requiring 60-member consent for debate to proceed. ´If Senate Republicans don´t get rid of the Filibuster Rule and go to a 51% majority, few bills will be passed. 8 Dems control the Senate!´ he tweeted early this morning. Within minutes he also claimed, ´Few, if any, Administrations have done more
Hurricane Harvey -- labeled by forecasters a "life-threatening storm" that posed a "grave risk" -- strengthened to Category 2 as it moved toward the Texas coast, the National Hurricane Center said in a late Thursday (Aug. 24) update. As of midnight, Harvey had 100 mph maximum sustained winds and was moving northwest in the Gulf of Mexico about 220 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. Once reaching land, Harvey was likely to stall near or just inland of the middle Texas coast through the weekend, forecasters said. The latest forecast map shows Harvey moving northeast along the Texas coast through Tuesday evening. "Devastating
CHARLESTON, SC - Authorities have identified a man who was killed at a downtown Charleston restaurant shooting on Thursday. The Charleston County Coroner´s Office identified the man as 37-year-old Anthony Shane Whiddon of Goose Creek. Whiddon leaves behind a wife and two children. Authorities say Whiddon was the executive chef at Virginia´s on King Street where the incident took place. "He was transported by Charleston County EMS to the Medical University of South Carolina where he was pronounced deceased," officials with the coroner´s office said."The investigating agencies include SLED, Charleston Police Department, and the Charleston County Coroner’s Office." Mayor John Tecklenburg said the gunman,
The National Hurricane Center now expects Tropical Depression Harvey to strengthen into a hurricane before slamming into Texas on Friday, prompting Governor Greg Abbott to declare a state of disaster for 30 counties in southeast Texas. "Harvey is likely to bring multiple hazards, including heavy rainfall, storm surge and possible hurricane conditions to portions of the Texas coast," the Wednesday afternoon National Hurricane Center forecast states. Abbott´s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Aransas, Austin, Bee, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Brazoria, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces,
Charleston, SC - Charleston´s mayor confirmed Thursday afternoon that one person has died in a downtown Charleston restaurant shooting and hostage situation. Mayor John Tecklenburg said the gunman was wounded and has been transported to an area hospital in critical condition. "This situation has played out," Tecklenburg told reporters. Charleston Interim Police Chief Jerome Taylor said a Charleston Police officer wounded the gunman. One person held as a hostage during the incident was safely rescued, according to Charleston spokesman Jack O'Toole. The city confirmed there was a single hostage late Thursday
President Donald Trump went back on a war footing against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, tweeting out a statement that said he ´failed´ just hours after the White House tried to paper over a feud between the two men. ´The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed! That should NEVER have happened!´ Trump tweeted Thursday, returning to the Senate´s inability to pass an Obamacare repeal. The tweet´s two exclamation points and use of all caps left little doubt about the president´s feelings on the subject. The inability to move on one
This is the moment a suspected Islamist terrorist cell opted to blow themselves up rather than surrender to police. Police had tracked the four extremists to a house in the village of Psedach in south western Russia´s Republic of Ingushetia, where they ordered the men to surrender. However, rather than give themselves up, the group opted to set of a bomb which destroyed their hideout, killing all four of them. The gang of extremists had been being hunted by the Russian secret services in connection with the attempted murder of policemen, local news reports. Federal Security Service operatives surrounded their hideout, and the
e-mail View comments UK border police foiled more than 150 attempts by migrants to break into Britain from France on every day of 2016, new figures revealed today. Officials blocked 56,000 attempts to illegally travel to Kent from ports on the French side of the Channel. The figures cover attempts to break into Britain via the ports of Calais and Dunkirk as well as the Eurotunnel and Eurostar terminals. The figure is the second highest in seven years but is 25,000 lower than the peak in 2015. Today´s data emerged following a Freedom of Information request by the BBC. Dover
In her most detailed public comments about what happened during the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said her “skin crawled” as Donald Trump loomed behind her on the stage in St. Louis in October. The comments are included in her new book, “What Happened,” which she called an attempt to “pull back the curtain” on her losing bid for the presidency. Some of the moments during the campaign, she said, “baffled” her. The book comes out Sept. 12, but audio excerpts, read by Clinton herself, were played on MSNBC on Wednesday morning. In the recording, Clinton noted that she wrote
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump over his pardon of former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, arguing it “undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law.” “Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders,” McCain said in a statement. “The President has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan is breaking with President Trump over the latter´s decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday. "The speaker does not agree with the decision," said spokesman Doug Andres. "Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon." Ryan becomes the highest-ranking GOP lawmaker to break with Trump over the decision to pardon Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court for refusing to stop detaining Latinos on suspicion of being illegal immigrants.
A rally was held in New York by those who wish to see the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus from where it has stood since the 1800´s. The statue is currently under review by a special task force implemented by Mayor Bill de Blasio designed to remove ´symbols of hate´ in New York City. Friday night, demonstrators took to Columbus Circle where the statue is prominently displayed in a busy round-about at the base of Central Park, carrying signs that read: ´Columbus didn´t discover America he invaded it.´ Another sign called the statue ´A tribute to racism and
A bill that passed the California state Senate and is now moving through the Assembly would threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun. The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, National Review reported Friday. The Senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. Since then, the Assembly Judiciary committee recommended the bill unanimously
Washington - President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio of his conviction for criminal contempt, the White House said Friday night. CNN reported Wednesday that the White House had prepared the papers for Trump´s final decision. Arpaio, who was a sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, was found guilty of criminal contempt last month for disregarding a court order in a racial profiling case. His sentencing was scheduled for October 5. "Not only did (Arpaio) abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise," wrote US
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have entertained the idea of forming a unity presidential ticket to run for the White House in 2020, a source involved the discussions tells CNN. Under this scenario, Kasich, a Republican, and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, would run as independents with Kasich at the top of the ticket, said the source, who cautioned it has only been casually talked about. "The idea of a joint ticket has been discussed, but not at an organizational or planning level," said the source, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity. "What they are trying
NASHVILLE — President Obama, now is the time to start talking. I appreciate the instinct to hold back, to follow the keep-quiet-about-the-new-guy tradition of former presidents. But these are not traditional times. They are unprecedented, and frankly, unpresidential. You deserve a break, but we are out here in this handbasket. There has been a press secretary hiding among bushes, an F.B.I. director who learned from television reports that he had been fired and Russians laughing in the Oval Office. Something called “the Mooch” happened for about 10 days, and back in May a man body slammed a reporter and then
Nancy Pelosi has been very confused this year. She keeps calling President Trump “President Bush” and continues to struggle with her vocabulary. The latest example happened in an interview with KRON when she “mixed her metaphors,” as The Washington Free Beacon reported, when talking about what the First Amendment does and doesn’t cover when it comes to free speech. "The Constitution does not say that a person can shout — yell wolf in a crowded theater,” Pelosi said, stumbling. “If you are endangering people, then you don’t have a constitutional right to do that.” Perhaps yelling “wolf” in a theater could be frightening
An independent Catholic school in San Anselmo, California, has sparked the ire of some parents after officials removed and relocated a large number of religious statues, reportedly including those of Jesus and Mary, in order not to alienate children of other faiths. Amy Skewes-Cox, who heads San Domenico School’s board of trustees, said at least 18 of the 180 religious icons still remain at the school as part of a plan approved unanimously by the board last year, the Marin Independent Journal reported. (Snip) “In our time here, the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed
On Thursday, CNN´s John Blake published a story blaming "ordinary people" for making Charlottesville possible, and quoting a history professor who called such people "white supremacists by default." "We are a country with a few million passionate white supremacists — and tens of millions of white supremacists by default," Mark Naison, a political activist and history professor at Fordham University in New York City, told CNN. "You have to have millions of people who are willing to be bystanders, who push aside evidence of racism, Islamophobia, or sexism. You can´t have one without the other." Blake, the CNN reporter, paraphrased
Political associates of Al Franken say they believe the Minnesota senator could be talked into running for the White House if he believes he´s the Democrat best positioned to defeat President Trump. But they say Franken would need to be convinced, and argue that the former "Saturday Night Live" star would be reluctant to enter a battle with dozens of other Democrats in what´s increasingly expected to be a wide-open race for party´s nomination. (Snip) Franken´s celebrity status, progressive bona fides and sharp tongue have left many thinking he could be an effective candidate against Trump. One Republican National Committee aide
The only hope for improved relations between President Trump and the Republican Congress might be for Trump to stop criticizing members of his own party, something that nobody expects to happen. "I don´t know that there is much more Trump can do right now to rehabilitate himself with the Senate beyond keeping his mouth shut for a while," said Rory Cooper, managing director of Purple Strategies and a former Republican aide on Capitol Hill. But some GOP strategists believe it´s unlikely Trump will ever back down from his combative approach to dealing with Republicans who don´t follow along, given Trump´s nature and